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Event Description

Barcelona Sitges Rally 2018 

Vintage car rally 

Event date:  Sunday 4th March 2018 
Event time: 11:00  
Event start: Plaça de Sant Jaume in gothic area
Event finish: Marina Port d'Aiguadolç in Sitges

Rally Sitges 2018. Vintage car rally from Barcelona to Sitges. The full name of this vintage car rallye is 'El Rallye Internacional de Coches de Época Barcelona-Sitges'.  This is the 60th edition of Sitges Barcelona Vintage Car Rally. Around 70 cars, all manufactured before 1928, 'race' the 45km windy and scenic stretch on the Garraf seaside corniche road from Barcelona to finish at Port Aiguadolc in the coastal resort of Sitges just south of Barcelona.

The oldest car in the Sitges Rally is a Darracq from 1905. The Barcelona city council owns its own vintage car nicknamed 'La Genoveva' which is a Renault 11HP from 1908 which also takes part in the Sitges Rally along with many other beautifully preserved and much loved vintage cars. To complete the fun and make the day festive for all,  the drivers and their companions dress up in period costumes to compete for the 'Elegance Grand Prix' award. The Barcelona-SItges rally is a lovely event for participants and spectators alike. 



On Sunday 4th March 2018 the rally starts at 11:00 from Plaça de Sant Jaume in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. On their way out of Barcelona the cars follow a route that starts from Plaça de Sant Jaume, then down the street Carrer de.Ferran, then right turn up Las Ramblas to Plaza Catalunya, then down Ronda de la Universitat where they turndown Ronda Sant Antoni, then along Carrer Sepúlveda to Avinguda del Paral·lel and a right turn up to Plaza España and finally out of Barcelona on Gran Vía and on to Sitges passing through L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Cornella de Llobregat, Viladecans, Sant Boi de Llobregat and Gavà on the C-245. From Castelldefells along the coast on the C-246 sea road. The Stiges Rally cars make their first stop in Port d'Aiguadolç marina just before Sitges village and then drive through the streets of Sitges to end on display on la Plaza de la Fragata in Sitges in front of the church Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, where the prizes are awarded for best costumes.
 
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Venue:
Placa de Sant Jaume
Street:
Plaça de Sant Jaume
Postal Code:
08002
City:
Barcelona
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How to get to Plaça de Sant Jaume


Address:
Plaça de Sant Jaume
08002 Barcelona, Spain

Plaça de Sant Jaume is the main square in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. Placa de Sant Jaume is often used for festivals and procession - and also for demonstrations. Plaça de Sant Jaume is located on the ancient site of the Roman forum in Roman town called Barcino which later became Barcelona.

In Roman times this plaza was the city center and was on the junction of the Roman  citys main streets Cardo Maximus and Decumanus Maximus.

Barcino's four city gates were at the end of these two streets which today are called Carrer Ciutat / Carrer del Bisbe ( = Decumanus Maximus) and Carrer Llibreteria (= Cardo Maximus).

Barcino was a small city but even today there are impressive remnants of Barcelona Roman city walls in the gothic area.

Plaça de Sant Jaume houses two government buildings. One is the renaissance palace El Palau de la Generalitat which is the home of the regional government of Catalonia region - called the Generalitat de Catalunya. Opposite you can see the neo-classical town hall building of the ciy council of Barcelona called Ajuntament de Barcelona 



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Nearest Metro station is: Jaume I - yellow line L4

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Bus lines: (on nearby Via Laietana) 17, 19, 45, 120, N8

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Barcelona Events:
Barcelona Sitges Rally 2018 - vintage car rally
When:
04.03.2018
Where:
Barcelona
Category:
Sports events